Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) on 10th February 2021 unveiled star athlete Joshua Cheptegei as one of Uganda’s tourism ambassadors.
The UTB’s executive officer Lilly Ajarova, unveiled Cheptegei on function at the Uganda Golf Club in Kampala.
Cheptegei was selected due to his outstanding performances at the international scene where he broke a 16-year-old world record in the 5000m by over two seconds, clocking 12:35.36 in Monaco and also broke the 10000m record in NN Valencia World Record Day in Valencia, Spain.
According to UTB, the annual visitor arrivals had been projected to grow to 1.6 million in 2020 but this was greatly affected by the pandemic, there are mixed signals about the tourism industry recovery in this year,
“I am deeply grateful to the Uganda Tourism Board for having chosen me this responsibility to be my country’s ambassador. I look forward to sharing my story to the rest of the world, in the same breath I wish to call upon every Ugandan especially those in the diaspora to make a point to visit and discover more about this country,” says Cheptegei.
UTB will now consequently use his images, photos, and videos in promoting Uganda’s tourism.